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26 May 2014

Barbara Diop (198? - ) model.

Barbara Diop from Dakar, Senegal was able to obtain some modelling work in Milan in 2001, and appeared in Vogue Italia.

She then moved to Cape Town. The 2003 Cricket World Cup was held in South Africa. It was arranged that each team be led onto the field by a model, and Diop was chosen to lead the Zimbabwean team.

During the contest word went around about Barbara's gender history, and presumably caused consternation in Harare given the public homophobia of Mugabe's government. However Zimbabwe were able to advance to the Super Sixes (quarter finals) after they were awarded a technical win over England who refused to play against them.

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